LORD OF WICKED INTENTIONS by Lorraine HeathLord of Wicked Intentions by Lorraine Heath
Series: Lost Lords of Pembrook #3
Published by HarperCollins on 2013-04-30
Genres: Historical
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Miranda

Three young heirs, imprisoned by anunscrupulous uncle, escaped—to the sea,to the streets, to faraway battle—awaiting the day when they wouldreturn to reclaim their birthright . . .Lord Rafe Easton may be of noble blood, but survival taughthim to rely only on himself and to love no one. Yet when he setseyes on Miss Evelyn Chambers, an earl's illegitimate daughter,he is determined to have her, if only as his mistress . . .After her father's death, Evelyn Chambers never imaginedshe would be sold to the highest bidder, yet circumstancesgive her little choice but to accept the lord's indecent proposal. Rafe is wealthy, as well as ruthless. Yet his coldnessbelies deep passion and deeper secrets. If she must be his,Evelyn intends to lay bare everything the Lord of Pembrookis hiding. But dark discoveries threaten to destroythem both until unexpected love leadsthe last lost lord home . . .


Evelyn Chambers recently lost the father she always adored. She may have been his bastard but she loved him dearly.  Now her brother is in charge of the rest of her life and all he cares about is selling her to the highest bidder, but she doesn’t know that.  When Evelyn is escorted amid a room full of men she has no idea she is the item up for sale.  Most of the men give her chills but there is one that sparks her interest…too bad he’s the only one determined never to love.

Lord Rafe Easton is the youngest of the famous Lost Lords of Pembrook.  He resents the title and does everything he can to distance himself from his brothers.  They’ve tried but have yet to manage to break through Rafe’s steely exterior.  When one of his debtors invites him to his home with the assurance that by the end of the night Rafe will have his money, Rafe is surprised to find himself going home with extra baggage.

While Rafe would like Evelyn to be his Mistress she has other ideas.  Evelyn wants a husband to love her but isn’t sure Rafe is capable of real emotion, much less love.  However, she has little say in her future any longer and Rafe is used to getting his way.  Will she be the woman to light a fire in the heart of the last Lord of Pembrook? 

Wow! Lorraine Heath’s conclusion to The Lost Lords of Pembrook series, Lord of Wicked Intentions is scintillating! Rafe is the brother I was worried the most about. There was no doubt he had been traumatized as a child after he was separated from his brothers.  Any woman that entered his life was going to need to be made of stern stuff.  Evelyn seems pretty wimpy at first but she grows up really fast, proves that she has a heart made of gold and the strength to go after what she wants.

The connection between Rafe and Evelyn is instantaneous and beautiful.  I could not put this book down! I had to find out what happened with this couple before I could do anything else!  Lord of Wicked Intentions haunts the reader with the overwhelming emotional connections Ms. Heath makes with her characters and readers and then makes us melt with a romance to be remembered. Rafe and Evelyn will forever stick in my mind as an all-time favorite couple.  Lord of Wicked Intentions is a definite Joyfully Recommended Read! Grab your copy today and savor it!


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